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Officials: Data stolen from Baltimore city employees

Officials say an unknown number of Baltimore city employees have had their personal information stolen.

The city made the announcement Thursday to all workers.

Howard Libit, spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, says the data breach was discovered Thursday when several city employees attempted to file tax returns and were rejected. It wasn’t immediately known how many employees were affected or when the theft occurred.

Officials suspect that information such as Social Security numbers, names and birthdays were stolen.

Officials say all employees, retirees and past employees could be affected.

Any city employee who has a tax return rejected or experiences suspicious activity is asked to notify city officials.

Libit says the city will take the appropriate steps in terms of providing credit monitoring and other services.